STARLING

In the evenings of summer

The old tree-lined homestead

Is bathed in a cool indigo

The low pines cast shadows

That cut through the tall grass

And creep up the pale gravel road

 

 

There’s a certain kind of light

And a leavin’ look in your eye

Don’t you come back till you get what you wanted

Just let your tears say goodbye

 

You learned how to live

In a dusty old barroom

Where the bottle wouldn’t leave you alone

And the old men collapsin’

That grab for your satin

They’re leavin’, but they ain’t goin’ home

 

Baby, I suppose

I fell into you

And pushed till I turned you to stone

Maybe just afraid

We took too far

A road that would leave us alone

When all of our yesterdays

Are time that was given

And time that was already gone

 

There’s a certain kind of light

And a leavin’ look in your eye

Don’t you come back till you get what you wanted

Just let your tears say goodbye

 

I see the young starling

In the cold dead of winter

And she knows but to fly and to sing

By the chimney she’s silent

In the lee of the north wind

And buries herself in her wings

 

all lyrics written by Lou Poster c & p 2018 Fairmont Music, LLC